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6 Benefits of Replacing a Home's Roof During the Fall Months
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6 Benefits of Replacing a Home’s Roof During the Fall Months

Like most homeowners, you probably put off important home repairs until necessary. Replacing your roof is one of those necessary repairs that often gets pushed to the back burner. However, did you know that there are several benefits to replacing your roof during the fall months? We will discuss six of them. 1. Easier Working […]

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Kitchen Interior Design: Choose the Perfect Style for Your Home

Style is everything Modern kitchen designs are still very popular. Though the definition of modern can vary greatly, in terms of kitchen design, it typically refers to frameless cabinets, simple hardware, stainless steel refrigerators, and strong horizontal lines. Because they are frequently associated with clever, uncomplicated designs that minimize clutter, modern kitchens are a popular […]

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6 Ways to Add an Elegant Feel to Your Home's Dining Room
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6 Ways to Add an Elegant Feel to Your Home’s Dining Room

Deciding what kind of ambiance you want your dining room to have is a huge decision. You can go for a rustic, vintage aesthetic, or you can go for a more modern feel with an industrial edge. The choice is yours, but one thing is for sure: how you position your furniture in your dining […]

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8 Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your House Attractive to Buyers
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8 Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your House Attractive to Buyers

No one wants to buy your home if it completely lacks personality or you haven’t been taking care of it. Making your house attractive to buyers is as easy as putting a little time and effort into some basic household chores. From the outside, it’s all about curb appeal. The people passing by will make […]

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How Is Solar Power Used?

Did you know that 55% of the world’s new renewable energy is now solar? You’re interested in solar energy, but you don’t know how it works or what the benefits are. Solar energy is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills, but most people don’t understand how […]

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6 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Protecting a Home Against Ants
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6 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Protecting a Home Against Ants

If you’ve been dealing with ants in your home, you know how frustrating and pesky they can be. They are a nuisance, but they can also be a health hazard. There are many ways to protect your home against ants, but some can be expensive. This article will learn six budget-friendly ideas for keeping ants […]

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The Important Things You Need to Know About Planning Permission

Some building works projects require planning permission from the local authorities and failure to get permission can lead to breaking the law. If you have building work such as house construction, house repair or renovation, house extension, or conversion, then you need to know whether you need planning permission or not. The best professional to […]

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Americans spend around 90 percent of their time inside a structure whether it be at work or at school, at home, at church, shopping, or being entertained. The most susceptible people to the effects of poor indoor air quality stay inside the most: seniors and small children. Research tells us that it’s the actual indoors that suffer the most from poor indoor air quality. Wait, what? The structure itself is being affected by indoor air quality? Yes, and it’s making people inside the structure ill in a variety of ways. Here is how poor air quality impacts a house. 1. Energy-Efficient Building Construction Out of the need for energy-efficiency as well as sustainable building materials arose the energy-efficient construction boom. The idea was to build a structure completely devoid of outside impact on the heating and air, temperature and humidity levels, and the use of electricity. Replacing this outside influence would be strict monitoring of these elements within an enclosed unit with no intrusion from fresh air. While on the whole, this sounds like a good idea, the reality is that indoor air quality is also influenced by what air pollution the inhabitants bring in. It’s on their clothing and shoes, hair, and skin, it’s on the dog’s paws and fur, along with grocery bags, dry cleaning plastic covers, and boxes from Amazon. They keep circulating throughout that enclosed unit, thus infiltrating walls, flooring, appliances, and pretty much all aspects of a structure. 2. Indoor-Outdoor Exchange Rate Of Air This means the rate at which outdoor air enters the structure through foundation cracks, joints, and openings at flashing or pipes. Natural air coming through doors and windows, as well as mechanical means of circulating air through the HVAC system, also contribute to this air exchange rate. This is how indoor air quality pulls from the outside to affect a structure. 3. “Sick Building” Syndrome This odd appellation arose from the phenomena of people entering a structure (a school or a place of work, for example) and leaving it feeling better than when they entered. The symptoms they suffered while in the structure are identified as symptoms of poor indoor air quality. The symptoms disappeared or decreased after leaving the structure. 4. Impacts Cognitive Health And Welfare Not previously thought of significant impact, the cognitive health of students and workers are now coming under the microscope. The idea is that poor indoor air quality impacting the structure in the classroom and office has an effect on the people in the structure. Research shows that proper maintenance of the ventilation systems in schools improves test scores and “student performance in completing mental tasks,” according to the EPA. Another study shows that schools with a higher outdoor air ventilation rate scored higher on tests than classes with lower outdoor ventilation rates, says the EPA. 5. Impact of Indoor Air Quality In Green Building IAQ is measured by levels of formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, and relative humidity in a structure. A PubMed study states that a five-year study of a green high-rise building in which green indoor air quality measures were implemented resulted in better indoor air quality than in conventional homes. Relative humidity, formaldehyde, and carbon dioxide fell well below levels of concern in the structure.
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5 Ways The Air Quality Impacts Your House

Americans spend around 90 percent of their time inside a structure whether it be at work or at school, at home, at church, shopping, or being entertained. The most susceptible people to the effects of poor indoor air quality stay inside the most: seniors and small children. Research tells us that it’s the actual indoors […]

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A Homeowner's Guide for Properly Insulating a Crawlspace
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A Homeowner’s Guide for Properly Insulating a Crawlspace

Insulation is an important part of making sure your crawlspace is energy efficient. It will also help keep your home warm during the winter and cool in the summer. The type of insulation you need will depend on where you live and how much time you spend in your crawlspace. Measure the space and buy […]

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7 Ideal Places to Use a Steel Door
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7 Ideal Places to Use a Steel Door

Steel doors are one of the most important parts of a building. They protect people and property from hazards like fire, smoke, water, beams, and other objects that may fall. Doors with steel doors have been created to meet the demands of different industries. We will discuss the seven ideal places where you can use […]

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When Is It Appropriate to Replace a Roof?
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When Is It Appropriate to Replace a Roof?

Roofs aren’t built to last forever, even if you’re using the best materials and an experienced contractor. Some will last only a few years and a couple of tough storms before they’re so torn up they’re no longer functioning. Others will last for decades. But eventually, all roofs will need to be replaced. So how […]

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